A Peruvian Evangelical Mission is giving instruction on how to outreach to Muslims.
This why – inspite of our media scaremongering – I do not believe that Islam will get a hold in Latin America.
It may make some converts, but over time the Evangelicals will make more Christians out of Muslims than the Muslims will make Muslims out of Christians.
What is worrisome, however, is the increasing anti-Israel sentiment arising in Latin America. The Latins may not become Muslim, but they may become very hostile to Israel.
The reason for this is simple. The more traditional denominations in Latin America, the Catholic Church – and to a smaller extent, the Orthodox Church – have theologies where the Jews are written off for their rejection of Christ.
It is easier for anti-Semitism to prosper with those theologies, unlike Evangelical theologies where the Jews are still central to God’s design.
These traditional churches were magnificent in converting earlier generations of Muslim immigrants; but while they were effective at eradicating Islam, they made no effort to eradicate anti-Semitism. Hence, Arab and Iranian propaganda may not install Islam in South America; but it can instill an anti-Israel viewpoint that is vicious.
2nd Grade Arab-Argentine School (Omar Bin Al Jattab) Buenos Aires
A Vacation Party – just before they break for their summer which starts in December in the Southern Hemisphere.
The sign: FELICES VACIONES means HAPPY VACATIONS
These Arabs(?!) at the Omar Bin Al Jattab (Khattab in English) school in Buenos Aires are Westernized; and not all of them are Arab. Check out the blonde-haired girl on the upper right stage; and the sandy-haired mother to the lower left. Almost surely, most of these children are Christian.
The Saudis financed this unpopular mosque.
It houses a culture center, and broadcasts a TV show, one hour per week, on Public TV in Buenos Aires. Most of its attendees are new immigrants to Argentina.
The Islamic Center (CIRA) built a major mosque in downtown Buenos Aires.
Same Arab-Argentine School. First day of class for 3 year old children. NOTICE ALL THE NON-ARABS AT THE ISLAMIC CENTER
During the administration of President Carlos Menem – an Argentine of Syrian Muslim extraction who converted to Catholicism – the Argentine government donated eight acres of primo real estate in downtown Buenos Aires to the Saudis for them to build a mosque. The Saudis built the largest mosque in South America, which is now connected to the Islamic Center. This Islamic Center is affiliated with the school in the videos above; and also broadcasts an Islamic propaganda show broadcast weekly on Argentine Public TV.
This is being financed by the Saudis. Meanwhile, Iran is broadcasting HispanTV to Latin America.
Look at the school website header, and you will see that there are few Nordic types among the parents and children.
To understand why Christians would send their children to a Muslim school: An American analogy would be Catholic schools in inner cities which attract non-Catholics for their academic performance and discipline. Likewise, the Muslim school is aiming to build an elite; if not in religion, then in sympathies.
Why isn’t the West doing more about this?
Only the Evangelicals seem to be fighting back.
The Christian kids among them will probably not be converted, but there will be an Islamic influence drilled into them.
Su principal objetivo es brindar a la comunidad un colegio abierto, teniendo en cuenta los principios pedagógicos de la educación personalizada, como así también las tradiciones y los valores morales de la Cultura Islámica.
Its principle objective to offer the community an open school, taking into account the teaching principles of a personalized education, as well as the traditions and values of the Islamic Culture.
These children may grow up to be anti-Israel, at least; even though they do not become Muslim.
Arab culture is mostly beneficial to Latin America, but this aspect of it requires watching.
Islamic March in Repudiation of the insults against the Prophet Mohammed
This is a video of a protest march against insults against Mohammed in São Paulo, followed by a discussion with a Syrian Orthodox Priest and a Protestant minister.
What has to be remembered is that
A) São Paulo has a very large Arab community; and may be the Arab Center of Brazil
B) The parade is relatively small
C) Metro São Paulo has about 30 million people and this is the the best they could do?!
D) If you look carefully, you can see that many of those people in the parade are not even Arab or Muslim, and may be in the parade just to protest a political incorrectness. Many of the women are not wearing hijabs, and I saw at least one Christian monk in the group. I have to wonder how much of this was Islam, and how much was simple Arab solidarity, which reigned in a lot of Chrisitans.
But pay attention:
A (4:01) we see Pastor Khalio Samara of the Arab Evangelical Church.
That should tell you something right there.
I am not denying that Islam is making inroads; but it does not take much effort to triple a community if the original size was very small.
But at some point Islam is going to run up against an Evangelical Church which is growing by millions upon millions every year.
This makes good TV fodder to scare you.
But while YouTube or TV notices a loud protest march, it ignores the millions who are converting in the other direction.